The Breeze was a radio network that was based in Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN. Created by Jack Moore, and programmed by his son Rob Moore, it was one of the earliest Smooth Jazz/New Adult Contemporary formats to be distributed nationally. The network operated between 1987 and 1991 and had between 20 and 30 affiliates.
Track 000--Demo/From KLTH St. Louis, MO (Courtesy of Tom Gavaras)
Tracks 001-103--From KLTH St. Louis, MO (Collection by 'spiritof67')
Tracks 104-121--From WBBO Forest City, NC (Collection courtesy of 'AL7MO')
Tracks 122-131--Breeze Newsletters and various printed materials from the network (.pdf files)
Reviewer:The Radio Historian
November 3, 2018 Subject:
Thanks for Preserving this!
I was born the year these recordings were made, so unfortunately I missed this fantastic format. It's much better than the "Smooth Jazz" format I grew up with in the mid to late 90's. The news and commercials are neat to hear as well.
January 18, 2018 Subject:
A Nice Sounding Format
I was working at one of the Breeze affiliates in 1989...WRBZ Milford-Cincinnati...and at the time we forsaw the loss of jobs due to satellite delivery, digital automation and the encroachment of the computer into our analog studios. I remember vividly referring to it as "yuppy jazz" as we babysat the boards in darkened studios. Now, with 30 years retrospect and a little more maturity, I'll be the first to say it was a DAMN fine sounding format. It was unique, fresh and different from the solid gold and Format 41 sound we had before. Its only problem was its target demo...while that 25-49 demo was affluent there just weren't enough of them listening and thus, we couldn't sell it to advertisers. Our Breeze station managed to hang on from late '88 thru the end of 1989 but ratings and billing never amounted to much. Which is a shame...Breeze sounded GREAT.
Tim Collier...one oh seven, one The Breeze...WRBZ Milford-Cincinnati